A Letter from the District Attorney

Welcome to the 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office website

The 23rd JDA has the responsibility and authority to investigate and prosecute crimes in the parishes of Ascension, Assumption and St. James. In addition, your District Attorney’s office handles a wide variety of other matters within the district including child support enforcement, juvenile matters, and the civil representation of most of the public entities located in the 23rd Judicial District. Ricky Babin, who was elected twice by the residents of that tri-parish area, is the District Attorney. Joining District Attorney Babin is a team of Assistant District Attorneys, Researchers, Investigators and Administrative and Support staff, all focused on one common goal, – the full and effective prosecutions of criminals in order to keep our tri-parish area the safest it can be.

We invite you to take a look around, where you will find useful information on many services we offer, along with a personnel list so you can reach the right people at the right time.


St. James Parish Man Gets 40 Years Following 2016 Convenience Store Robbery

          On May 17, 2018, a St. James Parish jury found 32-year-old Maurice Honor of 1447 Old Spanish Trail Paradis, LA. guilty of 1st Degree Robbery. Honor was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Adam Koenig, and presiding over this matter…READ MORE

During the week of October 1-October 5, 2018, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, parishes of Ascension, Assumption, and St. James.

Ascension Parish: Mark Melancon, 16288 Hwy 431 Prairieville, LA., age 33, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The defendant…READ MORE